Doesn't matter who Great Britain puts on the field NZ will come away
with a white wash. NZ will be coming off a couple of hard games against
Australia (to close to call the winners of these games but being
patriotic i will say NZ), so they will be match fit and match hardened.
And if the Australians have a hard time with the likes of Joe Vagana,
Quieten Pongia and Stephen Kearney in the forwards and the brilliance of
Stacey Jones, Rubin Wiki and the radar boot of Matthew Ridge in the
backs, what sort of trouble will your blokes have as defensively Britain
is weaker in comparison to Australia and New Zealand, this was shown up
to an almost embarrassing extent in last years world club challenge.
I don't know if the defence has improved in the last year as coverage of
the British competition is almost non existent.
Lets hope it is a great series on some of what i consider some of the
best league grounds in the world (they have fantastic atmosphere).
> I know its a bit early but I'm getting a bit sick of all the postings re
> Cassidy/Morley/Kemp/Wigan SalaryCap etc so I thought I would speculate
> about the starting line up (injuries permitting) for the first test in
> the hope that we can look forward instead of back.
> My team would be
> 1 Radlinski 8 Broadbent
> 2 Robinson 9 Cunningham
> 3 Connolly 10 Brian McDermott
> 4 Newlove 11 Betts
> 5 Cummins 12 Morley
> 6 Harris 13 Farrell (c)
> 7 Sheridan
> 14 Spruce
> 15 Fleary
> 16 Joint
> 17 Haughton
> Sheridan would get my choice over Tony Smith because he has shown great
> ability at *** as well this season.
> Prop forwards were the hardest choice as we have a lot of good but not
> outstanding props in the country.
> All comments welcome !!